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To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition “Becoming Another: The Power of Masks,” a select group of Instagrammers was invited to photograph the Museum when it was closed to the public. We’ve selected some of the most creative, striking, and unexpected photographs taken during the evening.

To see more images from the event, search the #EmptyRubinMuseum hashtag on Instagram and don’t forget to follow us @RubinMuseum.

Usofuki Japan; 18th-19th century Wood Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 28.744. Image: @mondoblogo.
Usofuki; Japan; 18th-19th century; Wood; Brooklyn Museum Collection, 28.744. Image: @mondoblogo.

View of Café Serai. Image: @ari.weiss.
View of Café Serai. Image: @ari.weiss.

Masks currently on view in the exhibition "Becoming Another." Image: @NicoleCasamento.
Masks currently on view in the exhibition “Becoming Another.” Image: @NicoleCasamento.
Inside the exhibition "The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide." Photo: @TheCrochetedCupcake.
Inside the exhibition “The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide.” Image: @TheCrochetedCupcake.
Don't. Look. Down. View from the top of our spiral staircase. Image: @Performanyc.
Don’t. Look. Down. View from the top of our spiral staircase. Image: @Performanyc.
Guests were treated to a special presentation by our Collections Management team. Image: @Hyperallergic.
Guests were treated to a special presentation by our Collections Management team. Image: @Hyperallergic.

Album leaf featured in the exhibition "The All-Knowing Buddha." Photo: @Jilnotjill.
Album leaf featured in the exhibition “The All-Knowing Buddha.” Image: @Jilnotjill.

This skull cup was among the items featured in the Collections Management display. Image: @cpgorman1.
This skull cup was among the items featured in the Collections Management display. Image: @cpgorman1.
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